The Organization of Competences of the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in Regional Administrations Cover Image

Организација надлежности Министарства просвете Краљевине СХС у обласним управама
The Organization of Competences of the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in Regional Administrations

Author(s): Milan I. Miljević, Dušan R. Bajagić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: Kingdom of SCS; Ministry of Education; regional administrations; organization and competences

Summary/Abstract: The organization of competences of the Ministry of Education as part of administrative and territorial structure of the Kingdom of SCS was researched by application of the historiographical method, i.e. it was researched what were the tasks organs of regional administrations and the offi cialdom in charge of the jobs from the competences of the Ministry of Education. To this goal the most important legal acts, sub-laws and the relevant literature concerning the topic were collected. The demand for an autonomy which the delegation of the People’s Council of SCS expounded during the negotiations with the government of the Kingdom of Serbia, caused the Kingdom of SCS to be initially divided into six different juridical regions, representing separate legal systems. These six different legal systems were those of the Kingdom of Serbia, of the Kingdom of Montenegro and of the areas of the former dual Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (of the common monarchy of two separate states, Austria and Hungary) which became part of the Kingdom of SCS: the legal area of Slovenia and Dalmatia which had been within the legal system of Austria: the legal area of Baranya, the Bacska and the Banat which had made part of the legal system of Hungary; the legal system of Croatia and Slavonia which made part of the administrative and legal system of Hungary, but which enjoyed certain elements of autonomy (based on Hungarian-Croat compromise of 1869), particularly in the fi eld of education. Bosnia-Herzegovina, which was under joint Austro-Hungarian administration, made up a separate legal system. In practice this situation led to occurrence of plurality of various legal systems where old laws and laws of foreign states, i.e. of states which no longer existed, were in force. This determined the way of governing by all state organs of the Kingdom of SCS as well as that of the Ministry of Education.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 6-22
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian